The Body in charge of environmental safety and management in Kaduna the Kaduna State Environmental Protection Authority (KEPA) has today visited the Sherk Abubakar Gumi Market in the City Center to Sensitise traders on the need to keep a clean environment.
The General Manager KEPA Mr. Ibrahim Rigasa lead a team on plastic pick up exercise to make the world environmental day. He said the exercise aims to encourage the traders and imbibe a culture if waste management.
According to Mr. Ibrahim, the exercise was also carried out to enlighten the traders on the benefits of keeping a clean environment for good health.
“Our visit to the Gumi central market is to sensitize the traders on the need to avoid waste and air pollution”.
“It is expedient for them to manage their domestic wastes, especially by desisting from littering their surroundings or dumping refuse into the drains and canals, because these activities are hazardous to human health.”
The Commander, Safety Awareness and Environmental Support Initiative (SAESI) Mohammed Yahaya urged the traders to also embark on clearance of drains in the market.
“When the market is constantly kept clean, it helps to prevent the outbreak of epidemics such as cholera, typhoid fever, and malaria, and as market leaders, we shall continue to ensure traders keep the market tidy for the benefit and good of all.”